Sunday photos

I was once again at Sheldon Lake State Park this past Sunday. On this trip I was able to get my first decent photos of a woodpecker. There were 2 or 3 of them pecking on dead branches in the trees above the park area next to the Rangers’ office. After trying without much success to get close to one, I noticed a particular branch that seemed to attract them, so I set up and focused my camera on that and waited for a few minutes. Sure enough, one of them came to the branch and I was able to get some good shots. Below is the best of them, along with a close crop showing the bird in more detail. I also got photos of a little blue heron, and a great egret as they waded in the fishing ponds looking for a meal.